The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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January 10, 2014

Medina, Barker fit to be tied

Medina Journal-Register — Sometimes, eight individual races and three relays aren’t enough to determine a winner.

That was the case in Thursday’s girls swim meet between Medina and Barker, a Niagara-Orleans League contest at the Medina pool. The teams went back and forth throughout the afternoon, with swimmers on each team providing stellar performances.

When the dust cleared, the result was a tie. Barker 85, Medina 85.

“It’s kind of like kissing your sister,” Medina coach Mary Dooley joked after the meet. “But after we had it handed to us in their pool, we’ll take it. Our girls swam hard.”

Indeed, the Lady Raiders defeated Medina handily on Dec. 10, in a meet contested at the Barker pool. But this was a different Lady Mustangs squad after winter break, as Medina won seven of 11 races, including two of three relays.

Medina sophomore Emma Gardner won the 50 freestyle (28.04) and 100 freestyle (1:03.11), while senior Max Wright won the 200 free at 2:25.45. Sophomore Haylee Cogovan won the 100 breaststroke at 1:20.23; and sophomore Andrea Toussaint took the 100 butterfly at 1:18.66.

Spunky Barker senior Brooke Targus emerged as a double winner in the 200 individual medley (2:38.79) and 100 backstroke (1:13.77).

Medina is now 1-3-1 in league competition, while Barker is 3-1-1.

It may have not been a win for the Lady Mustangs, but judging by crowd reaction upon the meet’s conclusion, it sure felt like one.

“We shuffled our lineup, and the girls pulled it out,” Dooley said. “It’s been a long time.”

Roy-Hart 70, Albion 22

ALBION — Shaking off the rust from winter break, it was business as usual for coach Bruce Matthews and the Lady Rams in an N-O meet on Thursday evening. 

Roy-Hart senior Calee Coleman set a girls school record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:44.23, adding a victory in the 100 backstroke (1:10.16), as the Lady Rams remain undefeated in the league at 5-0.

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